Women entrepreneurship

New Horizons 2019: Women entrepreneurship summit hosted by TiE

TiE Delhi-NCR, TiE global network, is geared to host Women Entrepreneurship :New Horizons 2019 on September 6, 2019 at WelcomHotel Sheraton in Saket, New Delhi.

Theconference will bring together leading women entrepreneurs, industry leaders, aspiring innovatorsand other key stakeholders of the Indian start-up ecosystem under one roof to hold insightful, knowledge-sharing sessions.

Through this event, TiE Delhi-NCR aims to provide an interactive platform for women leaders  across diverse genres in the country to guide, empower and accelarate the next generation of female entrepreneurs.

Over the years, numerous success stories have emerged wherewomen have been able to surpass varioussocio-cultural barriers – such as gender discrimination, gender disparity and unequal representation – to make a space for themselves across primarily male-dominated fields, disciplines, professions etc.Entrepreneurship in India is one such domain where the gender gap stands in stark contrast.

Despite boasting the third-largest start-up ecosystem in the world, women business owners in the country comprise only 14% of the total volume. Against such a backdrop, successful women leaders have the power to inspire, encourage and empower more high-calibre women with a vision to follow suit.

The mission of TiE Delhi-NCR – along with its ancillary special interest group for women entrepreneurs (SIGWE) – falls in line with this idea and the latest edition of New Horizons will stand as its most vibrant manifestation till date.

Geetika Dayal, Executive Director – TiE Delhi-NCR, said, “Various reports keep emerging that assert how increased participation of women can help unlock success opportunities for organizations as well as nations across all spheres.

For instance, a 2018 IMF study argues that enabling women’s skill development will not only create employment opportunities but also cause the country’s GDP to grow by 6.8%.

Therefore, as enablers of the Indian start-up ecosystem, our mission is to unlock these projected growth prospects by empowering female entrepreneurs by offering them funding, mentorship, and networking opportunities.”

The Day promises to be a treat for all women entrepreneurs with an interesting & inspiring lineup of sessions  on Marketing, Fund Raising & more.

In addition, leading women entrepreneurs will also be felicitated at the event with the ‘WomENABLER Award includingDr Anita Gupta, Scientist-G /Adviser & Associate Head-NSTEDB,IndraSood, Leadership & HR Professional, Sopaan; Anuradha Das Mathur, Founder & Dean, Vedica Scholars Programme for Women and, 9.9 Group; SaireeChahal, Founder &CEO,Sheroes.
Sessions include ‘Bringing Ideas to Life: Women Chartering Unknown Territories’moderated by Sahil Dharia, CEO, Soothe Healthcare with AishwaryaPissay, Road Racing & Rally Champion,GarimaAvtar, Extreme Rally Racing Driver, and Rashi Narang, Founder, Heads Up For Tails participating in the discussion.

Divya ModiTongya, Entrepreneur, Investor & Mentorwill moderate the panel ‘The Funding Dilemma – When is the Right Time to Raise Funds & How to go about it?’in which prominent business leader Shivani Poddar, Co-founder, Faballey.com will be present in conversation with fellow participants.

Vineeta Singh, CEO, Sugar Cosmetics will be sharing her entrepreneurial journey at the event.

Other key speakers from the industry expected to be in attendance include PratyushaPaeddy, Co-founder, NemoCare; Divya Jain Bansal, Director, Oswaal Books;MitaliNikore, Economist (Consultant), Asian Development Bank, India Resident Mission;Eittee Gupta, Additional Director, Centre for Innovation, Science & Technology Commercialization, FICCI.

Radhika Binani, Chief Product Officer, Paisabazaar.com;AnnuTalreja, Founder & CEO; OxfordCaps, Niyati Aggarwal Co-founder, Morph ai; Noopur Chaturvedi, Country Head-SMB, PayUet al will together decode ‘Women in tech: Changing the world’.

Speaking about the event Neha Verma Co-Founder & Director at Whisskers Marketing, said “Being part of the start-up ecosystem, the gender gap is clearly evident. It is found that women constitute only 13.76% of the total entrepreneurs in India.

Having said that, I have personally come across quite a few women who are smart, talented and ambitious and want to do something of their own. These are women who want to move out of corporate, want to come back from a long maternity leave or homemakers wanting to try something new.

At the same time, women facing challenges while running an existing business are also welcome. There are hands on workshops held on marketing which can help one in setting up a stable revenue stream and also in scaling up.”

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